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Amendments to the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP)

On 26 April 2018, FIFA issued Circular Letter 1625, which introduced some of the most significant changes to the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP) seen in many years. The changes will come into effect from 1 June 2018. Our Tiran Gunawardena explains what these changes are and what they will mean for players and football clubs going forward.

Reevaldo: fallout from the defamation saga

What happens when a footballer has a falling out with his club? Where does the dispute get heard - domestically or internationally? Does it matter if the player involved is a foreign/international player? What issues are involved? When would a player have grounds to terminate his contract, and what are the consequences for doing so? What would a new club need to consider when signing such a player? We consider all these issues and more in a new 2 part Reevaldo series. 

FIFA’s investigation into Pogba’s transfer to Manchester United – smoking gun or smoke without fire?

The big news story in football last week was that FIFA is “investigating” Paul Pogba’s transfer to Manchester United. But who is doing the investigating, and who is under investigation? What are they looking for and, most importantly, what could be the consequences for the club, player and agent? Tiran Gunawardena provided an analysis of the events of last week in an article for the Independent.